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Certified Blockchain Solution Architect

DURATION: 24 hours (3 days)

Course Description

This 3-day instructor-led training prepares technical leaders to architect a Blockchain solution for their organization. The Certified Blockchain Solution Architecture exam is included with this class and will cover the following topics:

  • What is Blockchain

  • How does Blockchain work

  • Types of Blockchains

  • How is Blockchain different from what we have today

  • What are use cases for Blockchain

  • What does a Blockchain app look like

  • How do I design a Blockchain app

  • How do I develop a Blockchain app

  • How do I test a Blockchain app

No pre-requisite is needed to take this class.

Target Audience

This course is designed for technical leaders who make technical decisions about their architecture, environments, and development platforms.

Course Inclusions

This course includes:

  • Certified trainer and experts on Blockchain Architecture

  • Digital Course Material – accessible anywhere on any device

  • Digital Exam Prep Material – accessible anywhere on any device

  • Exam Voucher for CBSA certification at Pearson VUE – valid for 6 months

Course Content

Module 1: What is Blockchain?

  • Blockchain Basic Principles

  • Centralized and Decentralized Ledgers

  • Mechanics of Blockchain

  • What is a Block?

  • How are Blocks Chained Together?

Module 2: How does Blockchain work

  • Benefits and Drawbacks of Blockchain

  • Cryptography

  • Public Key Cryptography

  • Cryptographic Hashing

  • Blockchain Consensus

  • Proof of Work Consensus

  • Proof of Stake Consensus

  • Other Consensus Mechanisms Explained

  • Lifecycle of a Public Blockchain Transaction

Module 3: Types of Blockchains

  • Public vs Private Blockchains

  • Open vs Closed Blockchains

  • Open Source Blockchain Projects

  • Blockchain Smart Contracts

  • Tokens and Coins

  • Using Gas in Ethereum

  • “Blockless” Solution Platforms

Module 4: How is Blockchain Different Than What We Have Today

  • Types of Networks

  • Centralized Networks

  • Distributed Networks

  • Decentralized Networks

  • Software vs Firmware

  • Blockchain vs Database

Module 5: What Does a Blockchain Application Look Like?

  • Blockchain Application Architecture

  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

  • User Interaction Layer

  • Middle/Interface Layer

  • Smart Contracts/Chaincode

Module 6: How Do I Design a Blockchain Application?

  • Guiding Design Principles

  • Personas (User Types)

  • User Stories (Application Interaction)

  • Application Functional Requirements

  • Application Technical Requirements

  • Design Tasks

  • Fundamental Design Questions

Module 7: How Do I Develop a Blockchain Application?

  • Fundamental Design Concepts

  • Calling External Contracts

  • Error Handling

  • Pull vs Push Payments

  • On-Chain Data

  • Local Testing Recommendations

  • Not Using Agile Development Process

  • Technology Design Decisions

  • Monolithic vs Modular

  • Complexity Models

Module 8: How Do I test a Blockchain Application?

  • Blockchain Testing Approaches

  • Unit Testing

  • Developer Level Testing

  • Configuration & Environment Testing

  • Load/Performance Testing

  • Volume/Stress Testing

  • Regression Testing

  • Application Bug Classifications

  • User Load Testing

  • Key Blockchain Architecture Testing Questions

Module 9: Use Cases for Blockchain

  • Real-world implementation of Blockchain

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